Jailbreak iOS 5 On Windows Using Sn0wbreeze 2.8b1 Step by Step Guide
Recently a new version of Sn0wbreeze released which is Sn0wbreeze 2.8b1. You can jailbreak your iphone/ipodtouch/iPad on windows using Sn0wbreeze.
iPhone 4 [GSM]
iPhone 4 [CDMA]
iPod Touch 3G
iPod Touch 4
Follow the simple steps to jailbreak your device:
Step 1: First, download all the required tools and files to your Windows desktop:
Step 2: Run Sn0wbreeze and click the blue-colored arrow.
Step 3: At this point, Sn0wbreeze asks you to browse for the .ipsw firmware file. Locate the iOS 5 firmware you downloaded in step 1.
Step 4: Once Sn0wbreeze recognizes the firmware file, which can take a little while, you will be greeted with another screen. Please hit “next”.
Step 5: Now, out of all the options you should get, choose “Expert Mode” to apply standard jailbreak with Cydia installed. Then click “Build IPSW”.
If everything has gone as expected, Sn0wbreeze should now be building your custom firmware. This process should require no interaction, so kick back and watch your favorite YouTube video or play the Pac-Man game when Sn0wbreeze offers. Whatever you do, do not cancel the process. Once the process is done, you should see Done screen.
Step 6: Now follow the onscreen steps to enter DFU mode using Sn0wbreeze:
- Hold Power and Home buttons for 10 seconds
- Now release the Power button but continue holding the Home button for 10 more seconds
- You device should now be in DFU mode
Loading iOS 5 Onto Your Device Using iTunes
Step 7: After opening up iTunes 10.5 Beta, select your iOS device by clicking on its icon on the iTunes sidebar. Press and hold Left “Shift” button on the keyboard and click on “Restore” button (see the screenshot below), and point the program to the custom firmware you’ve just created. Don’t click “Update”, “Restore” or “Check for Update” options.
Wait until iTunes finishes installing iOS 5 onto your device. This process can take a few minutes, so please be patient. A clear done message will be displayed once it’s done.
Since this is an tethered jailbreak, the device will have to remain plugged in on every reboot, in order to boot into a jailbroken state. You need to carry out these steps whenever you power on, or reboot your device.
In order to do that, we’ll use iBooty.
Step 8: Start iBooty from your desktop, run it and select the device you’ve just jailbroken.
Step 9: Hit “Start” and follow the on-screen instructions, including entering DFU mode (again). Once that’s done, iBooty will automatically perform the necessary steps to boot your device into a clean jailbroken state.
That’s it! You should now be able to enjoy jailbroken iOS 5 beta on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
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